Sunday, May 24, 2009

The Venditte Rule

Pat Venditte is a switch-pitcher, currently playing for the Charelston RiverDogs. He recently engaged in a lengthy cat-and-mouse game with switch-hitter Ralph Henriquez of the Brooklyn Cyclones , which ultimately forced development of this new rule applying to a switch-pitcher facing a switch-hitter:

The rule is as follows:

1. Venditte initially must pick one side or the other.
2. The switch-hitter then gets to choose to bat right-handed or left-handed.3. After one pitch, the pitcher and batter can switch once more during the at-bat.4.
-The pitcher does not get warm-up pitches after switching arms.

For a Video of Venditte click here.